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“Nachalo” is the Twenty-first episode of season 8 of The Blacklist and the hundred and seventy-third overall.


Press Release[]

When Reddington takes Liz to the mysterious epicenter of his empire, their shared past reveals itself and long-buried secrets are divulged.

Number on The Blacklist[]

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Unanswered Questions[]

  1. How is the word ”Nachalo“ relevant to the episode?
    1. A: It translates to ”the beginning“ in Russian.
  2. Katarina Rostova
    1. The upside down American flag is a symbol of disrespect and distress. Both apply to the characters and their actions.
    2. When was Katarina recruited into the KGB? It appeared to be the 1980’s.
    3. Why did the real Red not report Katarina immediately? Military officers and spies are trained to avoid renegade and rogue investigations.
    4. When was the Cabal created?
    5. Why were there no photographs of Katarina? She was known to the KGB, CIA, and Cabal.
    6. Why was the skeleton of the real Red kept?
    7. Why was the real Red paid 40,000,000 dollars? Real spies are/were not paid that much. The amount could have been used as evidence that he was innocent.
      1. A: It's been stated that it was part of Katarina's framing of Red that she had planted the money on him.
      2. Q: Real spies and informants are not paid that much cash. The real Red could have stated that he was innocent since he had been overpaid.
    8. Where is Katarina?
  3. Elizabeth Keen
    1. Who was Liz speaking to in the Soviet bunker?
  4. Neville Townsend
    1. The tracking device did not appear to have a range of over 1,000 kilometers. (“Godwin Page”)
    2. Why did Townsend need an extraction team?
  5. Raymond Reddington
    1. Who is Red?
    2. Why did Red have no escape route at the bunker?

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Season 8 Episodes
 · Roanoke  · Katarina Rostova: Conclusion  · 16 Ounces  · Elizabeth Keen  · The Fribourg Confidence  · The Wellstone Agency  · Chemical Mary  · Ogden Greeley  · The Cyranoid  · Dr. Laken Perillos  · Captain Kidd  · Rakitin  · Anne  · Misere  · The Russian Knot  · Nicholas Obenrader  · Ivan Stepanov  · The Protean  · Balthazar ‘Bino’ Baker  · Godwin Page  · Nachalo  · Konets  ·